Top 5 upcoming sport events in 2018

October 10, 2018 3:04 pm

It’s already been a stunning year for sport and there are still plenty of top events to look forward to in 2018.

Fans of golf, horse racing betting and Formula 1 have plenty to keep them entertained over the coming months, but followers of other sports aren’t neglected during the remainder of the year.

Read on as we look at five of the top upcoming sports events in 2018.

Golf – Ryder Cup, Le Golf National, Paris – September 28-30

Golf’s biggest names will battle for glory as Europe bid to wrestle the Ryder Cup from the United States’ grasp in France.

The USA won the 2016 event by 17 points to 11, but European captain Thomas Bjorn has assembled a squad that looks capable of knocking them off their perch.

Top stars like Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth will thrill the crowds over three nail-biting days of action.

Rugby league – Super League Grand Final, Old Trafford – October 7

The Super League Grand Final is the ultimate prize for clubs and the pinnacle of the season. Manchester United’s iconic Old Trafford stadium will host the event which has provided some classic matches over the past few years.

St Helens, Wigan Warriors and Castleford Tigers are amongst the teams who could be contesting the final.

Horse racing – British Champions Day, Ascot – October 20

Champions Day will once again break all records as the most valuable day’s racing in the history of the sport in Britain. The leading horses, jockeys and trainers descend on Ascot for a glorious finale to the 2018 flat racing season.

The first five races are end-of-season championships across various distances, while prize money for the entire card will be a record £4.35 million. You can find the best horse racing betting websites on BettingTop10.

Formula 1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Yas Marina – November 25

The curtain comes down on another thrilling Formula 1 season at the stunningly beautiful Yas Island circuit. Featuring a twilight setting and a track which weaves around the island’s glistening marina, it’s easy to see why Abu Dhabi is the most glamorous stop on the calendar.

British star Lewis Hamilton is favourite for this season’s title, but Sebastian Vettel will hope to take the battle to the final race.

Horse racing – King George VI Chase, Kempton – December 26

The King George VI Chase is the second most prestigious steeplechase in England, topped only by the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Legendary names like Desert Orchid and Kauto Star are multiple winners of the race that is the highlight of the Christmas calendar.

Might Bite was a gusty winner of the King George last year, before going on to finish second to Native River in the big one at Cheltenham.

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